Oxy Golf Finishes Undefeated Fall

Oxy Golf Finishes Undefeated Fall

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental men's and women's golf teams completed a successful fall schedule, going undefeated in dual matches.

The Oxy women were 3-0 and the men were 2-0.

Both programs are currently among the best in all of NCAA Division III.

The Tigers also participated in the California State Intercollegiate, the premier small college event in the west.

The Oxy women were led by several different medalists at each of their events. Nicole Henderson, Anna Kim, Patricia Sutanto and Juliette Ruaux all took a turn as Oxy's low score. The Tigers best day was its second day in Ventura at the California State Intercollegiate when they shot a four-player total of 319.

Oxy's women's team has now won five consecutive dual matches in a row dating back to last season.

"I've never had a team where they each could have a standout performance on any given day, like this group," Oxy head golf coach Will Morris said. "It's only going to get better when we get our co-captain and one of our best players back from study abroad in Anna Lundquist."

The Oxy men were pleasantly surprised by an outstanding group of first year golfers that had consistently low scores. Alec Phillips led Oxy in its last match against Providence College with a 1-over par 73 on the 7,100-yard long Brookside Golf Course. Connor Wierman and Jimmy Gammill both shot 76 at the same event.

Nikolai Friedman, also a first year, led the Tigers at the California State Intercollegiate, shooting a 2-over par 218 total over 54 holes.

The Oxy men shot one of their lowest team scores ever at their match against Marymount with a 3-under par 285.

"I'm looking forward to the spring season as this is one of the deepest men's teams in Occidental history. The competition among the group will elevate the level of play for everyone in the program," Morris said. "Any one of our golfers, on any given day, could be our low person."

The Tigers will hit the books and finish the semester strong in the classroom, take their winter break and be back at it in January.